Chocolate Brownies

Ok,  So last Friday was a bit hectic,  but I did manage to make myself some brownies.   This was more out of deep need to satisfy a craving I have had since the week before last, and I was resolutely determined to give into it!

Looking for a great recipe for Brownies? then  look no further than here,… or possibly here Nigella Lawson !   Now, like most of you out there I do love Nigella,  I have been a raving fan since the release of her first book “How to be a Domestic Goddess” (a journey I am still on by the way….)    to the most recent release, “Recipes from the Heart of the Home“.

If I am to be fair,  I will have to say, that the latest book is probably my least favourite in her series…. (controversial? I know!).  The cover looks promising, and Nigella, true to form, is simpering away behind a steaming pot of pasta,  but in all honesty I felt that some of the beautifully styled pages were wasted on ‘recipes’ like marmite spaghetti, egg and bacon salad, or pigs in blanket .  Having said that, the book is a hefty number with over 470 pages,  so it is jammed packed with a plethora of recipes, I still had plenty to choose from!   Any one of the desserts featured certainly do hit the mark, thus,  I am totally prepared to forgive our Nigella.   Still one of my favourites,  it is to her that I owe a great big thank you for the utterly decadent double choc brownies that really hit the spot at the weekend! a real taste sensation when you suddenly hit a nugget of googey milk chocolate hidden within an intensely rich brownie cake.

Need I say more?

Go on… give it a go!

What do I need?

  • 100g cocoa powder
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 300g light muscavado sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 150g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarb of Soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 roughly chopped mild chocolate bars ( I used plain milk chocolate Yorkie bars)

What do I do?

  • Preheat the oven to 190 degree celcius and lightly grease a baking tin, and line with greaseproof  paper
  • Roughly chop your milk chocolate bars and set aside
  • Slightly heat butter, and toss in sugar with coca powder
  • Take off heat and stir about, the butter should be a dark glossy treacle texture
  • Add in flour with bicarb of soda and stir into butter coca mix.
  • In another bowl add 4 eggs with vanilla extract and beat slightly
  • Pour egg mix into the dry coca mix
  • The mixture should now be a thick glossy mixture
  • Add your chopped chocolate bars
  • Pour mixture into deep baking tray, lightly greased and cook for 20- 25mins.

Brownies

chocolate brownies

chocolate brownies

chocolate brownies

chocolate brownies

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Comments

  1. oh my, looks delicious! now I have to try the recipe!

  2. mmmm gorgeous could do with one of those today with a generous serving of icecream and good cup of barrys tea!

  3. Move over Nigella! There is a new goddess in town!

  4. mmmm love brownies!

  5. Haha!! Sho shexshy Dee-do-ra-san!! All you’re missing is the obligatory finger in mouth, look through the lashes camera shot :-)

  6. makes me want to put on an apron and cook! :)

  7. Helene Haughney says:

    Made these today Dee and even though I didn’t recognise some of the ingredients they turned out a treat! thanks

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